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Jefferson Bar Association

The object and purpose of the Jefferson Bar Association is to assist and serve its members in the practice of law, promote the administration of justice, uphold the honor of the courts and the legal profession, promote the professional competency of attorneys through continuing legal education, increase public understanding of and respect for the law and encourage collegiality among its members.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
Investiture of Greg Gerard Guidry as U.S. District Judge
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Location: The United States Courthouse, 500 Poydra Street, Rm C-501, New Orleans
Time: 2:00 p.m.
JBA Members are invited to attend the Investiture of Justice Guidry as United States District Judge. A reception will follow at the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, John Minor Wisdom Building in the Great Hall, 600 Camp Street, New Orleans. RSVP by September 18, 2019 to guidry_investiture@laed.uscourts.gov. 
Please bring a photo ID and arrive early to allow time to park and be screened. The Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. and, once it starts, no one will be allowed to enter the courtroom.  
October Wine Down Wednesday and 3rd Annual Skeeball Tournament hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Location: Half-Moon Bar, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). More information to come for skeeball tournament registration. 
JBA YLD Fall CLE and Luncheon
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
CLE Location: Second Parish Courthouse, Gretna
CLE: 3.0 Hours Total (including Ethics, Professionalism, & LPM)
CLE Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Lunch Location: Tony Mandina's Restaurant, Gretna
Lunch Cost: $10.00 for JBA Young Lawyers; $25.00 for all others
CLE registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with lunch to follow off-site. 
Coffee with the Court at the 24th JDC hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Location: JBA Attorney Lounge at the 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of the 24th Judicial District Court and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
JBA Election Luncheon
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird); $30.00 thereafter
November Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
2020 JBA Installation of Officers
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Antoine's Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $120.00 per person; $1,200.00 per table
2019 JBA Christmas Party 
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
2020 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 1-4, 2020
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
2020 JBA Christmas Party 
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
2021 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 7-10, 2021
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS

Past Events

September Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Location: Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., Ste. 1C, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA September Luncheon
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Location: Andy's Bistro, 3322 N. Turnbull Dr., Metairie
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird ends September 9th); $30.00 thereafter
Join the JBA for a Louisiana Supreme Court Candidates Forum featuring Hon. William J. Crain, First Circuit Court of Appeal; Richard Ducote; Hon. Hans J. Liljeberg, Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal; and Hon. Scott Schlegel, 24th Judicial District Court. 
August Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Location: Loft 18, 3128 Metairie Rd., Metairie
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There will be 2 golf simulators reserved for unlimited use by JBA members from 6:00-8:00 pm. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
Coffee with First Parish Court hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Location: First Parish Courthouse, Metairie
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of First Parish Court and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided. 
JBA August Luncheon
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Location: Legacy Steak and Chop House, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird ends August 14th at noon); $30.00 thereafter
CLE: 1.0 Hour Professionalism
Topic: The State of the Profession
Speaker: Steve Dwyer
JBA YLD Summer CLE and Social 
Date: August 8, 2019
Location: Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans
Time:  5:30-7:30 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour 
Topic: "Legislative Updates"
Speakers: Rep. Joe Marino, III and Rep. Gary Carter, Jr.
Cost: Free to JBA YLD Members; $10.00 for all other attorneys
July Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: Copper Vine Wine Pub, 1001 Poydras St., New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
Free CLE: Successful Re-Entry: Addressing Legal Needs for People After Incarceration
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
Location: LSBA Center, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
CLE: 4.5 Hours 
 June Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: Legacy Kitchen's Steak & Chop
91 Westbank Expressway, Gretna
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Robing Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Location:  Parish Council Chambers
200 Derbigny St., Gretna, LA
Time: 10:30 a.m.
All Members are invited for a robing ceremony honoring Judge Frank A. Brindisi, Division E, 24th Judicial District Court.
JBA May Luncheon
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Location: Impastato's Restaurant, Metairie, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird ends May 13th); $30.00 thereafter
Guest speaker is Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
 May Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Location: Wrong Iron on the Greenway
3532 Toulouse St., New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
April Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location:  Winston's Pub & Patio, Metairie, LA
Time:         5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD 2nd Annual Crawfish Cook-Off
Date: April 14, 2019
Location: The Harbor Bar and Grill, 3024 17th St., Metairie, LA
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 (individual entry); $350.00 per team
Team Registration is open!
JBA Crawfish Boil
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: Nativity Sacred Heart Center
870 Nativity Drive
​Biloxi, MS
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Join us for crawfish and networking! Open to all JBA Members, not just CLE by the Sea registrants.
2019 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 3-6, 2019
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
Free Professionalism CLE co-hosted by Pro Bono Project
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Location: Division N, 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Time:  1:00-2:00 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour  Professionalism
Topic: "Professionalism & Self-Represented Litigants"
Speakers: Kathleen Legendre and Jesse George
Cost: Free
JBA YLD March Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, Metairie, LA
Time: 5:30-8:0 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
Coffee with the Court hosted by the JBA YLD
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Location: Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, Gretna, LA
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided. 
 February Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Location: NOSH (New Orleans Social House), 752 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
2019 Region 4 High School Mock Trial Competition
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Location: 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Attorneys are needed to volunteer to judge the students' performance during the competition. To volunteer, please register HERE. Morning and afternoon slots are available. Coffee, donuts, and boxed lunches will be provided to the volunteers. 
JBA February Luncheon and Candidate Forum
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird until February 4th); $30.00 thereafter
Join the JBA for a Judicial Candidates Forum featuring the Candidates for 24th JDC Division E: Frank Brindisi and Christy Howley.
Lunch includes a house salad with entree selection of your choice (Pork with Fig Glaze, Catfish Pecan, or Baby White Veal) and cheesecake.
JBA YLD December Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Location: Polo Club Lounge, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans
Time:       5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
2019 JBA Installation of Officers
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Location: Chateau Estates Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, LA
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $120.00 per person; $1,200.00 per table
 
JBA Christmas Party 
Date: December 4, 2018
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
All JBA members are invited to attend the last JBA event of the year, the Annual JBA Christmas Party! There is a donation for charity raffle benefiting Boys and Girls Club and The Gretna Police Benevolent Association. Join us for food, drinks and raffle prizes. 
JBA Election Luncheon
Date: November 16, 2018
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 (early bird until November 12th); $30.00 thereafter
Lunch includes a house sald with cane vinaigrette; herb roasted chicken with beurre blanc, garlic mash and vegetables OR catfish pecan with meuniere sauce sweet mash and vegetables; and cheese cake with berry compote. Please register in advance to guarantee a spot. 
Free Technology Seminar: Re-Imagining the Practice of Law
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Location: 24th JDC, Div. D, Gretna, LA
Time: 1:00 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour 
 Join Judge Schlegel, Jon Gegenheimer and David Benton for a discussion about how technology can be used to enhance and improve the practice of law. RSVP by sending an Email to Elizabeth Memtsas at elizabethm@24jdc.us. 
JBA YLD November Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, Metairie, LA
Time: 5:30-8:0 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Mock Interview Program
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Location: Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
The JBA YLD is partnerning with Tulane and Loyola Law Schools in a Mock Interview Program to be held at Loyola College of Law. We are in need of members to volunteer to be interviewers. Please sign up for at least one hour HERE